Cody McDonald's equaliser earned Gillingham a draw at Bradford as both sides stay level on points in the middle of League One.

The home side led early on through Aaron McLean's close-range half-volley, his first goal since joining the Bantams from Hull in January.

Bradford controlled the first half but Gillingham fought back after the break.

Gills substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa fed McDonald who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin for a point.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a very disappointing goal for us to concede because we had the ball and tried to play a bit of football, but I think we just made the wrong decision and in the end lost it.

"We could get back in it if we stuck together and I think the boys certainly did that.

"Any game we play away from home, a point is good. There are certain games we play at home where a point is good so I'm very happy. That's three matches now unbeaten - that's good for us in our situation."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Bradford City

  • 01 McLaughlan
  • 02 Darby
  • 06 Drury
  • 04 Dolan (Jones - 73' )
  • 05 Davies
  • 23 McArdle
  • 32 Bennett
  • 24 Doyle
  • 21 McLean (Thompson - 80' )
  • 09 Hanson
  • 28 Reach

Substitutes

  • 10 Gray
  • 11 Thompson
  • 16 McHugh
  • 18 Jones
  • 22 Bates
  • 29 Atkinson
  • 40 Bentley

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 29 Hewitt
  • 03 Martin
  • 31 Hessenthaler (Lee - 45' )
  • 26 Barrett
  • 06 Legge
  • 27 Fagan
  • 04 Linganzi
  • 32 Pigott (Akinfenwa - 45' )
  • 10 McDonald
  • 11 Weston

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 15 Dack
  • 18 Lee
  • 19 Smith
  • 23 Harriman
  • 35 Baxter
Ref: Michael Bull
Att: 13,089

Match Stats

Shots

16 4

On target

3 3

Corners

5 2

Fouls

8 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +4:02

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

90:00 +3:41

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:41

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

90:00 +3:08

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:08

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

89:46

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

89:13

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Myles Weston.

86:36

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:26

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:26

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

79:29

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:29

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

78:50

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

77:17

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Reach.

73:44

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

73:07

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

72:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Jones replaces Matthew Dolan.

65:46

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:46

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

65:27

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.

65:00

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

64:10

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

62:50

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

62:50

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:46

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

60:09

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

58:41

Attempt saved. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

56:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bradford City 1, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

55:21

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:21

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

52:32

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:32

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

49:54

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:54

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

48:17

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

47:51

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

45:00

Second Half begins Bradford City 1, Gillingham 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Joe Pigott.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Charlie Lee replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

45:00 +1:23 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bradford City 1, Gillingham 0.

45:00 +1:08

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44:48

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bradford City).

44:48

Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:20

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:20

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

41:31

Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:31

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

41:11

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:11

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

40:44

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

40:44

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:04

Foul by Adam Reach (Bradford City).

36:04

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:07

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

35:07

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:51

Attempt missed. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

32:45

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:45

Foul by Joe Pigott (Gillingham).

30:35

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

30:35

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:38

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

29:38

Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:47

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:47

Foul by Joe Pigott (Gillingham).

24:58

Attempt blocked. Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:21

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

23:40

Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:40

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

22:33

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

19:55

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

19:34

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:40

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

17:20

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

17:20

Adam Reach (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:13

Foul by Joe Pigott (Gillingham).

14:13

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:01

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bradford City 1, Gillingham 0. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Drury.

6:10

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

6:10

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:05

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:05

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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